CFP – Ghosts and the Undead

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By Emily Paterson-Morgan

Thursday to Saturday, 22-24 April 2021

Lectures, Papers and Workshops hosted by the Chaplaincy and a Concert in Bishop Grosseteste University Chapel, Lincoln.

Closing date for submission of abstracts: 30 September 2020.

Keynote: TBC

Death and Dying, once deemed to have almost disappeared from everyday life (Ariès 1974), have now become an almost fashionable taboo. True, the dying are hidden away in hospitals or hospices, but talking about ‘it’ has become a matter of public discussion through the Death Café movement, organisations such as Dying Matters as well as the COVID-19 pandemic. Death and dying has become a global and is visible as well as well-documented phenomenon on account of the various statistics and graphs. Whilst conversations about death and dying are important, because they help us to prepare and live with loss, this conference attempts to reunite ‘the dead’ with ‘the living’ in an attempt to reintroduce privacy. This event, open to all irrespective of religious affiliation and to those who have none, will bring together members of the public, practitioners, creative artists and scholars working across the arts, humanities, sciences and theology, whose work, research and working/creative practices relate to death and dying.

Our intention is to explore how approaches to …read more